Meaning of “cackle” in the English Dictionary

"cackle" in British English

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cackleverb [ I ]

uk /ˈkæk.əl/ us /ˈkæk.əl/

to make the loud, unpleasant sound of a chicken:

The hens cackled in alarm.

disapproving to laugh in a loud, high voice:

A group of women were cackling in a corner.
a cackling witch
cackle
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “cackle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cackle" in American English

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cackleverb [ I ]

us /ˈkæk·əl/

to make the loud sound of a chicken, or (of a person) to laugh or talk in a loud, high voice:

The hens cackled in alarm.
cackle
noun [ C ] us /ˈkæk·əl/

He burst into cackles of laughter.

(Definition of “cackle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)